The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has hosted a workshop on U.S.-India 5G and Next Generation Networks. U.S. Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti and Department of Telecommunications Secretary K. Rajaraman kicked off the workshop with over 150 senior Indian and U.S. government and private sector participants. The event convened leading industry experts and officials to exchange information on approaches, solutions, and applications of 5G and next generation networks in India and highlight new opportunities for U.S.-India technical and commercial cooperation in the sector, expanding our strategic technology partnership, an important element of the U.S.-India initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET).
U.S. Ambassador Eric Garcetti said, “5G is an important part of the United States’ and India’s shared efforts to build a resilient economy for now and for the future. To foster an open, accessible, and secure technology ecosystem, we must ensure that our shared values fuel our shared decisions. Events like today’s workshop allow us to build mutual trust and confidence, allowing us to turn ideas into action.”
The Indian telecommunication sector is the second largest in the world, with 1.2 billion subscribers. The rapid growth of India’s 5G sector presents a compelling need for infrastructure development, — an opportunity for U.S. and Indian firms to share expertise, establish new partnerships and leverage private sector financing to support India’s digital connectivity goals. Facilitating 5G deployment is an increasingly important pillar of the U.S.-India technology partnership and one of the six areas of focus for the U.S.-India iCET initiative.
The United States and India enjoy a strong relationship founded on shared values and mutual benefit. The United States and its private sector stand ready to build on this long partnership with India by expanding innovation, investment, and knowledge sharing to achieve shared prosperity and to promote an open, transparent, and inclusive global digital economy.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.